Trump not worst President

Who was the worst president in my lifetime (since 1938)? Don’t jump to conclusions. Sure Trump is incredibly awful and he may even create a civil war to keep himself in office after loosing an election but the groundwork for this destruction of our democracy began nearly 40 years ago and blame can easily be placed on one head of state. This worst president started by politicizing global warming. He was a Republican and could have awakened the nation, and with it the world, to the seriousness of the problem. Instead he took down the solar collectors that his predecessor had installed on the White House.

Did you know that the top tax rate in 1944 was 94% for people earning over 2.5 million in today’s dollars and it stayed at 90% for the 50s and most of the 60s? Then rich people started using their money to bring it down succeeding in getting it down to 70% which held until the worst president in history, who committed impeachable offenses, Iran-Contra among others, brought in trickle down economics lowering the individual income tax rate for the wealthiest to 50%. That was in his first year. For an encore this actor/president lowered the rate to 28% at the beginning of his second term.

There you have it, folks, Ronald Reagan made the most dangerous environmental problem in the history of the earth political and put 1% of the population in charge of our future by giving them enough money to buy the government. He poured the concrete for the foundation Donald Trump is standing on.

Prepare for a Civil War

Do you wonder why Trump held rallies with police organizations, with the military, why there was frequently an NRA banner behind him, why he blamed both sides when bikers raised havoc in Charlottesville, why he made the kneeling of players during the playing of the National Anthem an issue of disrespect for the US?

The answer is in this Trump quote made in mid March 2019.:

“You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny, I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump–I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

What would that point be? My guess is it is when it is time for Trump to leave the presidency either by loosing an election or impeachment or otherwise and he declares to his base that they shouldn’t allow him to be removed. He’s right, it would be bad, very bad.